Thursday, July 2, 2009


Last post went on a bit. Didn't it? Far less pop-trivia today. In fact I'm going to try to keep them to one or two sentences each. Lots of videos today though, because I just can't pick one.

31. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Catchy, catchy, catchy

32. Crunchy Granola - Neil Diamond
Everyone owns Hot August Night, don't they?

33. Dalliance - The Wedding Present
I know you've never heard of the Wedding Present, but I an assure you, if you love perfectly crafted songs of broken hearts and endless yearning set to the most outstanding guitar music on earth sung by some bloke who can't really sing but is so poetic it makes your heart want to weep you haven't lived until you Buy This Album.

34. Dear God - XTC
The problem with being staunchly political, is that it invades every aspect of your life, and I also had a friend who was a member of the XTC fan club. Yes, an actual member.

35. Debaser - The Pixies
Everyone loves to pogo to songs about slicing up eyeballs and movies with great stretches of guitar solos. The Pixies are one of the few bands to make multiple appearances in my list.

36. Dirty Harry - Gorillaz
Showing that Damon's not just a pretty boy with the marvellous concept of a cartoon band with a couple of good strong albums that make you get up off your seat at 4.30am for one more dance, this song featured strongly in my 30th Birthday outing.

37. Don't Believe the Hype - Public Enemy
I'm not sure if you can be white and really understand Public Enemy? Their duet with Anthrax is another stand out - Hear The Drummer Get Wicked!!!!!

38. Don't Know Why I Love You - The House of Love
Another poorly known band with more strong connections to the XTC fan. Perfectly captures a moment on the musical timeline.

39. Don't Want to Know if You Are Lonely - Husker Du
Pure Rock'n'Roll.

40. Don't You Want Me - Human League
Classic New Romantic song, another one with a good narrative.


A Free Man said...

Aha, I see the trick - alphabetical approach.

Anonymous said...

Its hard work narrowing those songs down... I often try to think what would my top 10 be, and would it be a top ten of all time, this week, this year or last month..
Im impressed with your list so far Kitty. :) I hope you are well, thanks again for the "delightful" dinner offer, as appealing as it was, gouger street was beckoning.
- (young) Jess